West Side Gear Up Newsletter
By: Mr. Telford
Last Wednesday night I sat nervously at the school board meeting waiting for my turn to speak. I was there to present results on how many West Side graduates go on to graduate from College. I was nervous for two reasons, because I was presenting to the School Board and because my findings were less than stellar.
If you had to guess, how many West Side students would you say graduate from college with a 2 or 4 year degree ? Would you guess 90%, 70%,60%, or 40%??? The results surprised me. Over the past 8 years, the number of students from West Side who obtained or who are working toward a college degree range from 42% to 62%. The average for the past 6 years is 47.5%. This includes technical degrees and students who left college and later returned.